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Data breach at Accretive Health leads to settlement with FTC

The Chicago-based company Accretive Health agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission after a data breach in 2011 left more than 23,000 patients open to identity theft. The settlement doesn't include any financial penalties. Instead the company has to add new levels of security to its systems to better protect patient information.

Tags: health IT , Accretive Health , FTC , Gov Info Security

Monday - 06/09/2014, 09:06am EDT

The majority of federal CIOs have migrated to cloud computing

Almost 90 percent of federal chief information officers say their agency has migrated to cloud computing in some way. That's according to a TechAmerica survey of about 60 federal CIOs and federal information technology professionals from 32 different agencies. More than one third of the respondents say they've already migrated their e-mail services, and about one in five have a cloud-based website or webpage service. One of the responding agencies expects to save more than $10 million a year from switching its enterprise e-mail system to the cloud. Federal systems are split in half between using private cloud providers and public cloud providers. Many CIOs are interested in expanding their cloud systems want to add new collaboration tools and a way to test new environments for their agencies.

Tags: cloud computing , TechAmerica , federal CIO

Monday - 06/09/2014, 08:47am EDT

Cloud technologies create FBI compliance issues

Cloud technologies are creating compliance problems for the FBI at the state level. Because of the security and privacy regulations for contractors working with the agency, regular state police officers have to jump through legal hoops to access FBI databases remotely to run checks on suspicious people from a laptop or their patrol car. The FBI requires a cloud provider to run criminal background checks on every one of its own employees in each location it wants a cloud service. Some states are already working with cloud providers to strike special compliance deals with the FBI so officers and contractors can earn special certification to interact with FBI databases through the cloud. Nextgov reports state agencies are now running special audits to make sure cloud contractors follow the FBI's regulations.

Tags: cloud technologies , compliance , FBI

Monday - 06/02/2014, 06:17pm EDT

New NIH contract explores non-medical technology

The National Institutes of Health is offering a government-wide contract for information technology that could be worth up to $20 billion. The Chief Information Officer - Commodities and Solutions will last for ten years and covers IT requirements across the entire government.

Tags: health IT , NIH , CIO-CS , HHS

Monday - 06/02/2014, 10:09am EDT

DoD and Intelligence community work together on new IT structures

The Defense Department and Intelligence community are starting to work together as they build similar paths to new enterprise information technology structures.

Tags: DoD , Intelligence community , JIE , Information Technology Enterprise , DISA

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 03:19pm EDT

Medical health repository created to benefit millions of Americans

A small part of the Affordable Care Act is funding the creation of a medical health repository for almost 30 million Americans. As part of the law, Congress created an independent nonprofit called the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute that's based in D.C.

Tags: Affordable Care Act , NIH , PCORI

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 02:54pm EDT

Agencies face tough challenges hiring, retaining cyber talent

Government agencies are having a hard time recruiting, training and retaining cyber and IT professionals. That's partly due to a lack of flexibility in the hiring process, according to a group of federal cyber execs.

Tags: GDIT Cyber Reports , AFFIRM , GAO , Greg Wilshusen , David Bray , FCC

Friday - 05/23/2014, 09:54am EDT

FedRAMP educational events coming up

The deadline to earn certification for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program is only a couple of weeks away. The General Services Administration is scheduling two events to further educate cloud security vendors and federal agencies

Tags: cloud , FedRAMP , GSA

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 06:05pm EDT

Security review of healthcare.gov underway

The House Committee on Space, Science and Technology is asking for a top-to-bottom security review of the HealthCare.gov website. Committee chairman Lamar Smith is asking the Government Accountability Office to do the review.

Tags: health IT , HealthCare.gov , Lamar Smith , GAO , House Committee on Space, Science and Technology

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 05:56pm EDT

GSA's Sonny Hashmi a finalist for a Partnership for Public Service medal

A drive to push federal agencies to adopt cloud computing is earning a GSA employee some prestigious recognition. Sonny Hashmi is the acting chief information officer at the General Services Administration. He's a finalist for one of this year's Service to America Medals in the Management Excellence category, which is presented by the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service.

Tags: GSA , Sonny Hashmi , Service to America Medals in the Management Excellence , Partnership for Public Service , Drive to the Cloud

Friday - 05/16/2014, 11:16am EDT
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